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A huge portrait of the wife of Danish king Christian VI

1 557 $
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56708
Country:
Denmark
Dating:
the first half of the XVIII century
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1 557 $
Marking:56708
Country:Denmark
Dating:the first half of the XVIII century
The original.
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Denmark, the first half of the XVIII century, oil on Canvas. Safety is almost perfect. Without the signature of the master. Presumably, the painting depicts the wife of the king of Denmark Christian VI Sophia Magdalena Brandenburg Kulbanska. 150*240 see This picture before 1940 was posted on the walls of the Danish Embassy in New Zealand, from where he was taken one of the diplomats after that he was in a private collection. Guarantee of authenticity.

Biography: Christian VI (date. Christian 6., November 30, 1699 - 6 August 1746) - king of Denmark and Norway with 12.10.1730. From a dynasty of Oldenburg.
Son of the Danish king Frederik IV and Louise of Mecklenburg-Kostromskoy. Married Sophia Magdalena Brandenburg Kulebakskoe.
Christian is known primarily as a religious leader. The education he received more thorough than the previous rulers. His teachers were the followers of pietism. Having grown up under their influence Christian was deeply committed to this mysterious period and during the whole of the Board tried to spread it among his subjects.
Religious pressure along with the lack of personal charm made him one of the most unpopular of the kings of Denmark. Later historians tried to change his image, emphasizing that it was not only intolerant, but also hardworking and honest statesman. Negative impression about him, however, survived.
The main event of domestic policy was the adoption in 1733 of the law, forbidding peasants to leave their permanent place of residence, they were also charged with the responsibility to obey the local nobility and the army (date. stavnsbåndet). Although the initial idea was to provide a constant number of soldiers from among the peasants, he was regarded as the final conquest of the Danish peasantry, eliminating the results received at Frederick IV of the act to abolish serfdom. The law is very damaged the reputation of the king and in 1788 was cancelled.
Christian religious beliefs, of course, very influenced the Church policy of the state. At first glance, it managed to achieve their goals, but the parish priests and simple people secretly resisted policy, and after the death of king pietism quickly lost support in the state. But this does not mean that he has not left any trace in the history of Denmark. He influenced the poetry of that time, among the followers of pietism was the poet and Bishop Hans Adolf Brorson. Another result of the Christian was the introduction of confirmation in 1736.
In the foreign policy of that time was dominated by the desire to maintain peace, Denmark strictly observed neutrality. Trade and Commerce are successfully developed, new companies were founded and banks.
In addition to the religious activities of the management Board Christian associated with large-scale construction works. His wife also took an active part in the construction. Among the buildings of that time: Christiansborg castle (built in 1732-42 years, burned in 1794, reconstructed); the Palace Chisholm (built in 1737-39 years, destroyed in 1812) on the North Zealand; the Hermitage (built in 1734-36 years). These luxurious buildings were erected to impersonate the greatness of Denmark, but also become an economic burden for the population.
All of the reign of the first Christian national theatre "Danish scene», founded by his father, was closed. The production was resumed only in 1748. The great Danish dramatist Ludvig Holberg put the pen in the Prime of his creativity. Christian, however, was concerned about the prosperity of Sciences, the spread of education, improving the justice, Commerce, industry.
Childhood Christian, was ailing, which led to his premature death. He was buried in the Cathedral city of Roskilde. Sculptor Johannes Widebelt on behalf of the wife of Christian memorial was built in the neoclassical style that marked the beginning of the spread of this artistic movement in Denmark. The monument was made of marble and finished in 1768, but was set only to 1777. He is a sarcophagus with two female figures «Sorgen  ( "Mount”) and «Berømmelsen» ( "Fame”).

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The safety is almost perfect.

History

Christian VI (of dates. Christian 6., 30 November 1699 — 6 August 1746) was the king of Denmark and Norway with 12.10.1730. Dynasty Oldenburgo.
The son of Danish king Frederik IV and Louise of Mecklenburg-Gushrowski. He married Sophia Magdalena of Brandenburg-Kulebakskoe.
Christian is known primarily as a religious ruler. The education he received more thorough than previous governors. His teachers were adherents of pietism. Growing up under their influence Christian was deeply committed to this mystical stream and the entire Board tried to spread it among his subjects.
Religious pressure along with the lack of personal charm made him one of the most unpopular kings of Denmark. Later historians tried to change his image, stressing that he was not only intolerant, but also hard-working and conscientious statesman. Negative impression of him, however, persisted.
The major event of domestic policy was the adoption in 1733 the law forbidding peasants to leave their permanent place of residence, they also were required to submit to the local nobility and the army (of dates. stavnsbåndet). Although the initial idea was to provide a constant number of soldiers from among the peasants, he was regarded as the final conquest of the Danish peasantry, eliminating the results received during the reign of Frederick IV of the act on the abolition of serfdom. The law is very hurt the reputation of the king and in 1788 was cancelled.
Religious beliefs Christian, of course, very influenced Church policy of the state. At first glance he was able to achieve their goals, but the parish priests and the common people secretly resisted the policy, and after the death of king pietism quickly lost support in the state. But this does not mean that he did not leave any trace in the history of Denmark. He influenced the poetry of that time, among the followers of pietism was the poet and Bishop Hans Adolph Brorson. Another result of the Christian was the introduction of confirmation in 1736.
In the foreign policy of that time was dominated by the desire to save the world, Denmark kept strictly neutral. Trade and Commerce has successfully developed, new companies were founded and banks.
Apart from religious activities the Christian Board associated with large-scale construction works. His wife also took an active part in the construction. Among the buildings of that time: Christiansborg castle (built in the years 1732-42, burned 1794, rebuilt); Hirschholm Palace (built in the years of 1737-39, demolished in 1812) in North Zealand; the Hermitage (built in 1734-36). These luxurious buildings were erected for the impersonation of the Majesty of Denmark, but also become a heavy economic burden for the population.
All the reign of Christian the first national theatre "the Danish scene", founded by his father, was closed. Performances resumed only in 1748. The great Danish playwright Ludvig Holberg put the pen in the Prime of his creativity. Christian, however, cared about the prosperity of science, the spread of education, improvement of justice, trade and industry.
From childhood, Christian had been in poor health, which led to his untimely demise. He was buried in the Cathedral town of Roskilde. The sculptor Johannes Wiedewelt on behalf of his wife Christiana built the memorial in the neoclassical style that marked the beginning of the spread of this artistic movement in Denmark. The monument was made of marble and finished in 1768, but was set only to 1777. It is a sarcophagus with two female figures, "Sorgen" ( "Sorrow") and "Berømmelsen" ( "Fame").

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